"Sherlock" fans, hold onto your pipes. Because we have the *best news ever* coming your way right now.
Not only are we just a matter of months till Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman take us right back to 221B Baker Street in BBC's "Sherlock" holiday special -- but also? This Victorian baby is coming to the big screen, too.
To repeat: That's a new (!) "Sherlock" special (!!) on the big screen (!!!). Yes!
"Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" is going to bring Sherlock and Holmes back to 1895 for some time-honored fun on an "impossible case" -- keeping the same wit of modernity we've come to know and love from the series, of course. And in addition to being broadcast on New Year's Day at 9 p.m. ET (with an encore on Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET) by way of BBC One and PBS, it'll hit theaters as well.
The feature-length movie will play in cinemas on Tuesday, Jan. 5 and Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. local time for a limited run. Apart from seeing Cumberbatch in all his big screen glory, there's also this draw: the cinematic showings will include 20 minutes of extra footage, including a set tour of 221B Baker Street hosted by Simon Baker (the film's co-writer/executive producer) and a "making of" feature with the cast. Tickets will be available at Fathom.com beginning Friday, Nov. 6.